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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 02:44 PM

9. Have to disagree here,

I do think that moderates are a real problem. Because their very "reasonableness" makes it legitimate to believe in the supernatural, the irrational and the adsurd then the only difference between them and the extremists is a matter of degree. Once you accord respect to the belief that a god exists then where do you draw the line labelled "The extremists begin here"? Is it fine to be divorced from reality as long as you don't bomb abortion clinics?

You're right, of course, there's no way of getting rid of it - nor would we have the right to do so.

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